Written by on September 25, 2013 in Sports


The Mt. Pleasant High School Cross Country teams ran very well in their invitational they

Hosted Tuesday night.  The Panther girls varsity team was first with a 30 score, Ft. Madison was 2nd with 46 points, Fairfield scored 55, Washington 120 and Keokuk 135.  Ellie Conrad led M.P. finishing 2nd, Beth Wells was 4th, Chloe Haffarnan 5th, Natalie ita 9th and Emma Ludwig was 10th, Hanna Weber 12th and Jenna Ludwig 17th.

The M.P. JV team was 2nd and Lindsey Moeller was 3rd individually.

Mt. Pleasant’s best Middle School finisher was Delaney McDowell who finished 8th, as a team M.P. was 3rd.

The small school girl’s race was won by Mediapolis with a 44 point total, Danville-New London was 4th.


Mt. Pleasant finished 2nd to 8th ranked Ft. Madison in the boys race, Bloodhounds scored 25, M.P. 31, Washington 92, Fairfield 114 and Keokuk 121.

Logan Murray of the Panthers finished 1st individually, Jack Pieper was 3rd, Josh Beelman 7th, Adam Bodenham 8th, Ryan Hutchison 9th, Dalton Krum 12th and Blake Wickham 17th.

The Panther JV team won their division with a perfect score, led by Ben Zihlman. The Middle School team won with 4 runners in the top 10, Jonathan Ita was 5th.

Wapello won the small school class with 68 points, Mediapolis was 3rd, WMU 6th, Danville- New London 8th, Holy Trinity Catholic was 11th.


Mt. Pleasant Middle School 7th grade football team beat Keokuk Tuesday on Evans Field.  The final score of the “A” game was 40-6.  Touchdowns were scored by Levi Puig, Ticker Johnson, Corbin Borelli and Chase Lamm had two.  Zach Beason threw for 191 yards completing 12 of 15 passes.  Levi Puig caught 6 passes Rhett Zeglin caught 3.

James Kinney recovered a fumble, Chase Lamm and Corbin Borelli intercepted passes.  Trace White, Cody Mertens and Tucker Johnson played good defense.

The “B” game MPMS won 14-0.  Willie Banks and Nate Wallace had touchdowns. Bryce Davis recovered a fumble, Charles Chapman and Jeremiah Miles led the tackling.


The 8th grade football “A” team beat Keokuk 38-0, Jordan Magnani rushed for 2 scores, Maison Ashton and Tanner ruby caught TD passes.  Brady Sartorius threw for 128 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Isaac Kuster and Tanner Ruby had 7 tackles, Colin Mulford and ruby had interceptions.

In the “B” game M.P. won 36-0, Chad West scored 2 touchdowns, Kegan Rich caught a touchdown pass as did William Banks.  Joseph Coberly ran an interception back for a T.D.

West, James Lobdell and Dalton Smith led the defense.


7th grade girls volleyball played Washington Tuesday, September 24.  .  Results are as follows.


A Team  Lost 2-1

Serving Results:

Keelyn McNammee 7/9 with 2 aces

Mikayla Cam 8/10 with 5 aces


B Team Lost  2-0

Serving Results:

Carson Miller 7/10 3 aces


C Team Won 2-0 

Serving Results

Emma Garmoe 12/14 with 6 aces


D Team Won  2-0 

Serving Results

Zaeligh Smith 26/27 20 aces



The Mt. Pleasant Middle School 8th grade volleyball team played at Washington.


“A” match M.P. won


MP serving stats:  Ashley Menke     10-11  (8 pts)

                                Dani Broeker       11-12  (7)

                                Kaylynn Batey      11-12  (7)


“B” match M.P. lost

MP SV stats: Ashley DeKraai     5-7  (4)

                        Katie Ensminger   5-5  (3)

                        Chloe Beavers      3-4  (2)


“C” match M.P. won  

MP SV stats:  Keri Herr     27-27  (26)

“D” match was a tie

MP SV stats:  Samantha Alexander     7-10  (6)





The Iowa Wesleyan College Tigers hosted their first UMAC game in school history on Saturday, and the Tigers did not disappoint as they came out of the gate ready to play.  The Tigers pounced on the University of Minnesota-Morris Cougars early, but in the end fell short and took a 42-21 loss to the Cougars.

The Tigers  struck twice to start the second quarter.  Raul Becerril scored on a 29-yard run just eight seconds into the second quarter to put the Tigers back on top.  Zandro Diaz then connected with Ridge Hobbs for a 56-yard touchdown pass with 12:03 remaining in the first half to take a 17-10 lead over the visiting Cougars.

The Tiger offense played strong, as they recorded 459 yards of total offense (329 passing, 130 rushing). 

LiMichael Peeples led the Tigers’ receivers with seven receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown. 

Becerril also played strong offensively, recording 46 yards on two rushes and a score and also catching four passes for 47 yards in the game. 

Raul Lozano was a monster on the defense for the Tigers, recording 10 solo tackles and assisting on another.  He also broke up a pass and blocked a Cougars’ extra point attempt.

The Tigers return to action on Saturday, September 28 when they head to MacMurray College.  Kickoff is set for 1:00pm in Jacksonville, Ill.


The Southeast Iowa Super Conference volleyball tournament is coming up, first round action will be Thursday at various sites and the final rounds, championship and consolation will be Saturday at Southeastern Community College. 

Thursday’s first round sites and teams competing:


At Maharishi             At Notre Dame                     At Wapello          At Cardinal

Pool # 1                                 Pool # 2                                 Pool # 3         Pool#4                              

1. Holy Trinity Catholic       1. Mediapolis            1. New London         1. IMS

2. West Burlington  2. Notre Dame                     2. Highland               2. Winfield-MU

3. Pekin                     3. Central Lee                       3. Wapello                 3. Cardinal

4. WACO                    4. Danville                           4. Columbus                4. Van Buren

5. Maharishi              5. Harmony                         5. Lone Tree               5. L-M

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